LINDSEY E. ANDERSON
2501 Pickwick Road
Baltimore, MD 21207
Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education, August 2006
The George Washington University – Washington, DC
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, May 2004
University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign, IL
Major:Art History/ Sculpture
Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore, MD
Family and Community Engagement Specialist, July 2011 – present
• Lead a network of schools in the development and implementation of effective family and community engagement strategies. Provide tailored support to individual schools and lead network-wide professional trainings on best practices.
• Assist in recruiting and maintaining partners and identifying additional community resource opportunities for schools. Build capacity at the school level to manage partnerships.
• Support the development of parent leadership at the school level and facilitate collaborative relationships between parents and school administration and staff to support student achievement.
• Collaborate with school staff to develop and conduct needs assessments and evaluations that inform school-level family and community engagement programs.
• Develop and implement district-wide trainings for school staff on family and community engagement strategies. As a part of the district’s New Teacher Institute, developed and facilitated training for 500+ new teachers.
• Provide technical assistance, monitor schools’ progress, and keep parents informed and involved in No Child Left Behind Title I activities.
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
Senior Coordinator for Community Outreach, October 2008 – July 2011
• Developed initiatives and strategic goals and objectives to build and expand diverse audiences.
• Initiated and maintained relationships with a diverse group of arts organizations, community partners, neighborhood associations, and social service agencies.
• Developed and implemented large-scale community events at the museum, including the museum’s annual Day of the Dead, Chinese New Year, and International Family Day celebrations.
• Managed the museum’s Refugee After-school Program, a repeat-visit program designed to integrate art into the lives of refugee youth in Baltimore.
• Managed The Walters Art Museum Teen Arts Council, overseeing teen-created workshops, events, web and print media. Group hosted several well attended events for teens in Baltimore.
• Developed and implemented off-site arts workshops at partner sites, libraries, and schools for youth and families.
• Developed and managed the museum’s Latino Community Advisory Committee.
• Managed and supported a corps of part-time staff, interns, and volunteers who assisted in program development and implementation.
• Developed and administered evaluation tools to ensure quality and successful programming.
Senior Outreach Coordinator for School Programs, January 2007 – October 2008
• Developed and taught object-based classroom lessons for partner outreach schools.
• Led gallery tours, developed and taught studio classes at the museum.
• Trained docents to ensure positive museum experiences for school audiences.
• Researched, wrote, and reviewed teacher resource materials.
• Conducted teacher workshops on integrating the museum collection into classroom curriculum.
• Worked with local arts organizations, community groups, and schools to develop and implement community partnerships and new school programs.
• Developed and coordinated The Walters Art Museum Teen Arts Council, an advisory group of youth who create programming and other materials for teens at the museum.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
Intern, Institutional Outreach, January – September 2006
• Worked with Director of Institutional Outreach in developing and planning strategic outreach initiatives.
• Assisted in planning and implementing a variety of public programs intended to reach new audience groups.
• Developed and conducted visitor evaluation program to inform staff of visitor understandings of contemporary issues related to the subject and mission of the museum.
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Education Outreach Assistant, May 2004 – June 2005
• Responsible for broad range of duties related to museum’s community outreach efforts.
• Planned, organized, and executed Art-to-Go Kids outreach program in local schools.
• Assisted Director of Education in preparing for and executing community events at the museum, including the creation of interpretive materials for families, planning programs and set-up, and coordinating volunteers.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION INVOLVEMENT
Latino Providers Network, Baltimore MD
Secretary of the Board, June 2010 – June 2012
• Board member and secretary for Baltimore non-profit serving the Latino community through education, advocacy, and networking.
• Developed relationships with community based organizations; worked on a team to plan and implement community events, workshops, and professional development opportunities.
• Worked with colleagues to write grant proposals and grant reports.
Baltimore American Indian Center, Baltimore MD
Museum Advisory Committee, October 2008 – July 2011
• Advisory Committee member for community center building a new museum.
Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project, Baltimore MD
Refugee Adolescent Mentor, February 2007 – present
• Mentor and tutor high-school aged refugee youth.
• Family League of Baltimore City, 2013
Peer Reviewer, Community and School Engagement Strategy grant program
• Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2010 & 2011
Peer Reviewer, Museums for America grant program
• National Art Education Association, Spring 2011
Presenter, " Creativity, Innovation, and Language Acquisition: 21st Century Skills, Art Museums and ELL Audiences"
• Maryland Immigration Summit, Fall 2010
Presenter, "Reframing the Museum: Art Museums as Tools for Assimilation and Acculturation in Refugees and Immigrants"
• National Art Education Association, Spring 2010
Presenter, “The Importance of Community Arts in Art Museums”
Presenter, “Historic Art, Contemporary Issues: Community Outreach at the Walters Art Museum”
Panelist, “Community Arts Practice: The Intersection of In-School and Out-of-School Strategies for Success”
• American Association of Museums, Spring 2009
Panelist, “Beyond our Walls: Using Outreach to Remain Relevant to Schools”